Veteran Keeper David James Set To Sign For Icelandic Side IBV Vestmannaeyjar

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David James is set to continue his career in Iceland with IBV Vestmannaeyjar rumoured to be ready to offer the veteran a short term deal TalkSport understands.

The former England goalkeeper, 42, is now a free agent after his deal with League One side Bournemouth came to an end this week by mutual consent. James hadn’t played for the Cherries since mid January and had fallen behind Shawn Jalal and Ryan Allsop in the pecking order.

But James is being given the opportunity to extend his career in Iceland thanks to a former teammate.

Hermann Hreidarsson, who played with James for four years between 2006-10 is now in charge of IBV after originally joining them as a player following a short stint at Coventry City last year. It is thought that Hreidarsson is looking to convince James to join the club on a short term deal to provide some valuable experience.

IBV play in the Urvalsdeild Karla (The Men’s Select Division,) which is the top tier of Icelandic football. Last season they finished in third place and qualified for the first qualifying round of the Europa League, but they failed to make it to the group stages.

The Icelandic season doesn’t begin until May, so there is time for Hreidarsson to convince his former teammate to join up. James is said to still be considering retirement, but always one for new experiences, a short term deal could appeal to the custodian as he looks to end his career on a high.